5 Ways to Make Your Home-Based Business Greener
Most businesses have wised up to the fact that ‘going green’ is not only good for the planet but also for their bottom line. Clients expect or even demand it, preferring to patronize businesses that operate this way. Additionally, ‘green’ practices also tend to save money – it’s a no-brainer! When it comes to home-based businesses, it’s even easier to install and observe more sustainable practices. Here are five areas you can consider when trying to make your home-based business more environmentally friendly: 1. Go paperless You’ve been talking about it for years but do you still find yourself drowning in paper? Paper clutter alone is enough to cause serious anxiety and stress (if you do need another reason!) Trees give us oxygen AND serve as ...
It’s the LOVE Month – Do You Love What You Do?
So, is it really not ‘work’ if you love what you do? Obviously, it may be very challenging work – physically, mentally, or both – at times. The theory is that it won’t seem like an unpleasant or tedious chore if you’re enthusiastic about it. Wake up in the morning and can’t wait to start work?You likely love what you do. Sadly, this state of affairs remains a pipe dream for many. Can you make a career, or a successful business, doing what you love? Perhaps! If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for business ideas, then following your passion and doing something you love seems a reasonable starting point, right? Maybe. Let’s look at a couple of scenarios. So, you love to cook; you like nothing better than trying out new recipes o ...
What’s New for Business in the 2020s?
10 points to consider… The 2010s saw many changes in the business world – as 2020 dawns, we look at 10 ways in which businesses may evolve in the decade that is just beginning. 1. An increase in working remotely The climate crisis is real. Working remotely, at least part of the time, has rapidly gained popularity in the last decade and we imagine this is a trend that will only increase in the future. Working remotely cuts down on commuting hassles, saving time and reducing our carbon footprint. (See point #10!) Advances in technology make this feasible for many businesses; it saves on office space, and allows employees to exercise more control over their lives, resulting in lower stress levels and greater productivity. 2. Shorter work weeks This may be a logical development fro ...